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Work within a team consisting of an Assistant General Counsel IP, IP Counsel, Trade Mark Attorney and other Junior IP Counsel. Having responsibility for a significant regional and/or global IP portfolio to deliver high-quality, commercially orientated Intellectual Property legal services to Diageo marketing and innovation functions, including responsibility for counselling and effective administration of the relevant trade mark portfolios. Key outputs may vary over time, however, these typically include:
Participate effectively as member of a team delivering all aspects of world-class IP legal services.
Assist in all aspects of trade mark clearance, prosecution, registration, conflicts and renewals for example: -
i) Conduct preliminary clearance searches; analyse results and prepare draft reports to the business;
ii) Instruct clearance searches in the relevant territory and analyse results and prepare draft reports to the business;
iii) File trade mark applications and prosecute through to registration (e.g. deal with examination reports and supporting documentation) via our dedicated agent;
iv) Review draft opposition/revocation/cancellation notices for trade mark proceedings, collect and collate evidence to support all opposition proceedings and prepare draft supporting observations;
v) Manage all relevant data input, liaising with external agents and counsel;
Review and approve advertising and marketing materials.
Assist the various IP Counsel with litigation involving Diageo's IP rights.
Assist on other ad hoc tasks and projects.
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